News: PAL boosts local, international flights -
15 Nov 2007
Philippine Airlines is increasing flights to key international and domestic routes to accommodate the upsurge in demand in advance of the peak Christmas travel season.For international flights, PAL’s decision to mount additional flights to the US West Coast, Australia, Bangkok and Singapore will boost the flag carrier’s available capacity in time for the holidays.
Starting Nov. 25, PAL will add two flights per week between Manila and Los Angeles, while an extra weekly flight between Manila and San Francisco will be operated starting on the same date.This will raise total frequency on the West Coast routes from the current 17 to 20 flights weekly,with 11 flights between Manila and Los Angeles and nine flights between Manila and San Francisco.
Two additional weekly flights will also be scheduled between Manila and Melbourne/Sydney starting Nov. 26, raising total frequency to Australia to five times a week.Meanwhile, PAL’s services to Bangkok and Singapore will get the biggest boost with the planned deployment of three more flights a week for each route starting Nov. 30. With the new frequencies, PAL’s service to Bangkok increases to 10 times weekly, while the service to Singapore will have a total of 17 flights per week.
On the domestic front, the daily Butuan service will be augmented, starting Nov. 20, by an earlier flight every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, raising total frequency from seven to 10 times weekly.PAL’s services to Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro will increase by two flights a week as well, raising total frequency for each route to 27 times weekly.